Karen Henson G'20

Karen  Henson
Associate Professor
Music
City University of New York, Queens College

ACLS Project Development Grants 2020
Associate Professor
Music
City University of New York, Queens College
Singing Machines: Opera and Early Sound Recording

It has long been known that opera singers played a role in the early recording industry. "Singing Machines: Opera and Early Sound Recording" shows that opera was in fact a repeated point of reference for those involved with the technology of sound recording, from the invention of the phonograph in 1877 to the large-scale adoption of recording as a medium of entertainment around 1907. The grant will support research and writing during the summer of 2020.